Dwyane Wade has message for Donovan Mitchell after Jazz’s elimination
Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell struggled mightily in Game 5 against the Houston Rockets, scoring 12 points on 4-of-22 shooting overall and 0-of-9 from 3-point land as the Jazz’s season came to an end with a 100-93 loss. While Mitchell had a brutal night and struggled for much of the series, Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade tried to lift his spirits with a Twitter message after the game:
@spidadmitchell great season lil bro. We got more work to do i can’t wait to get into the lab with you this summer.
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) April 25, 2019
Wade may be retired, but that’s clearly not going to stop him from helping the younger generation work on their craft. Wade and Mitchell have worked with each other in the past, and it’s only natural given many people see a young D-Wade in the Jazz guard.
Mitchell will have plenty of motivation to get better after going out on such a down note. After averaging 23.8 points, 4.2 assists and 4.1 rebounds in the regular season, the 22-year-old put up only 21.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists while shooting a wretched 32.1% from the field in the playoffs against Houston.
Mitchell has a great work ethic and will surely dedicate himself to getting better, but he could also use some help on the roster. The Jazz don’t have another high-level shot creator, which results in the youngster forcing a lot of tough shots as he tries to create offense out of nothing. If Utah can get another player who can take pressure off Mitchell, that would help his development immensely.
And, of course, getting more tips from Dwyane Wade should only matters for Donovan Mitchell.